Happy Monday, DevRel fam! This week's issue is on the shorter side as we get back on track with sending out every Monday, but there's some gold in this issue, so I didn't want to leave you hanging!
For all of my US-based subscribers who are celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope you have a good holiday and some time to relax away from work. Stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy!
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Look for Multiple Ways to Engage with your Audience
Community notifications/newsletters shouldn't be the only way your community is seen. It takes a multi-prong strategy to capture your audience.
Look at your org/business comms & place #community in them. Your org invested, make the community heard.
It's the Long Game
“Community building is not about immediate results”
-Valentina Ruffoni, quoting Mark Birch
Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Rewards: How to Incentivize Engagement in Your Online Community
How to encourage engagement in an online community is a popular question. But Alyssa Vigil makes an interesting observation in this blogpost: what motivates a new member of your community is going to be very different than what motivates someone who's been around for years. The longer someone sticks around, the more likely they are to be motivated by intrinsic rewards, for instance, the good feeling you get from helping someone else. It turns out, both extrinsic (tangible) rewards, as well as intrinsic rewards, are necessary to build an engaged community that will stick around.
Developer Experience: An Essential Aspect of Enterprise Architecture
While there have been a lot of articles about Developer Experience lately, this one from Bob Reselman and Matt Broberg takes a different angle. They walk through some of the common ways to spot whether an open source project has a large, satisfied community of developers (e.g. a high number of stars, the number of open issues, and easy-to-navigate documentation). The article wraps up with some practical ideas of how to create useful examples and allow your community to interact with the documentation. Bottom line: if you're trying to improve the developer experience for your product, this article is a good primer!
DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Career Paths, Day-to-Day Life, and Expectations for Dev Advocates with Lauren Schaefer - Developer Advocate Stories
- Work/Life Balance and Staying Focused with David Finkel - Conversations with Bacon
- Leaving our ‘Homesite’ Behind: The Beginnings of My Career in DevRel with Scott McAllister - Educative Sessions
- Building a Community Champions Program - Peers over Beers
- 3 Step Model for Building Community Trust w/ Twitter with Tessa Kriesel - C2C Podcast
- From Theater Arts to Developer Evangelist with Peter Chittum - SalesforceWay
- What Makes a Community Great? (video)
Google Open Source Live
Join us for the next Google Open Source Live event in our series; Kubernetes day!
Kubernetes experts will share updates on kubectl commands, admission webhooks, server-side implementation, and etcd (distributed key value store). Throughout the event, our speakers will answer your questions via the Live Q&A Forum. We’ll wrap up the event with an After Party on Google Meet for an opportunity to connect with the speakers and other attendees.
Event: Kubernetes day on Google Open Source Live
Date & Time: Dec 3 (Thu) 9 am - 11 am Pacific Time
Register: Register here to reserve your spot!
Developer Relations Events
Kate here: I can hardly believe that there are so many events still coming this year! Check out our collection of upcoming DevRel events, and let us know if you're going to any of them. I hope you're thinking of taking some time to take care of your professional growth needs if you haven't already this year. Sending good vibes your way!
Developer Relations Lead
Treasury Prime is a Banking-as-a-Service company that connects banks and fintechs through an API so developers can start building in minutes and launch in days.
We’re looking for our first Developer Relations Lead who will define the program, set goals, and build a thriving and connected developer community. Part engineering, part community management, part education, part marketing, this is a critical and strategic role.
What Twilio did for communications, Treasury Prime is doing for banking. Come be part of the next great API company.
Senior Developer Advocate
At Cube.js, we are building a technology stack for modern analytics. We are a small and dedicated remote-first team with an HQ in San Francisco, funded by top-tier SV investors, working on making advanced analytics infrastructure accessible to all developers around the world. As a Senior Developer Advocate, your main goal is to promote Cube.js, increase its awareness and adoption, and support the overall Cube.js community at large. If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you!
Spectral is developing the next generation of a code security platform for developers.
As a Developer Advocate at Spectral, you will write blog posts, best practices, and tutorials, Be the company champion to the company’s community, and maintain a credible and robust presence in social media channels relevant to developers, Security, DevOps, and DevSecOps professionals.
The ideal candidate will have strong writing ability and experience in creating engaging technical blog posts, excellent verbal communication skills, and a passion for participating and building open source communities.
Developer Relations Jobs
Looking for a job? Take a look at the DevRel Jobs Collection. Do you see anything that interests you? If you do, look into it a bit further and see if you know anyone in your network who might know something about that job. Some of the best jobs are found by seeing something of interest and networking. Wishing you all the best in your job search!